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Buckeye Earns SFI Fiber Sourcing Certification

May 8, 2009 - Buckeye Technologies said that it has achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) fiber sourcing standard at its wood cellulose manufacturing plant near Perry, Florida.

“This certification by an internationally recognized agency assures our customers that they are receiving wood cellulose fibers from responsible and sustainable sources,” said Buckeye Florida site manager, Howard Drew.

The fiber sourcing certification verifies that 100 percent of the wood supply at Buckeye’s Florida plant comes from a SFI certified procurement operation, Buckeye noted.

The SFI fiber sourcing certification applies only to Buckeye's wood cellulose facility near Perry, Florida, which uses pine trees in the manufacturing process.

The SFI sustainable forestry certification program is one of the largest in the world with over 160 million acres certified across North America. The program is designed to promote responsible environmental behavior and sound forest management including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, and forests of exceptional conservation value.

Memphis, Tennessee-based Buckeye is a leading manufacturer of specialty fibers and nonwoven materials. The company currently operates facilities in the United States, Germany, Canada, and Brazil.

SOURCE: Buckeye Technologies Inc.




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